Adam Plutko
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 11, #321, Cleveland Indians | UCLA

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 2 6.71 38 1 1 56.1 44 1.63
5 Seasons 14 14 5.39 88 37 3 273.2 200 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 38 1-2 6.71 56.1 44 1.63
5 Seasons 88 14-14 5.39 273.2 200 1.38

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2016 24 79 13 1 7.7 5.6 85.8 108.4 27.9 38.5 .243 .451 .404 .338 .362 15.4 16.7 11.1 7.36 4.90
2018 26 1268 242 26 10.7 8.0 88.9 116.1 23.3 36.4 .245 .491 .364 .336 .385 38.4 18.4 7.1 5.28 4.86
2019 27 1794 354 27 7.6 5.8 88.1 116.0 19.9 37.0 .266 .464 .333 .328 .371 32.8 16.9 5.6 4.86 4.79
2020 28 446 93 7 7.5 6.0 88.7 113.6 22.4 35.5 .270 .468 .352 .340 .364 33.3 12.9 6.0 4.88 5.00
2021 29 1014 181 21 11.6 8.2 91.3 113.1 23.2 38.7 .281 .547 .408 .383 .426 39.8 17.3 10.6 6.71 6.60
Player 4601 883 82 9.3 7.0 89.0 116.1 21.9 37.0 .263 .489 .361 .343 .385 35.6 17.0 7.2
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Plutko relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49.9%) ,
Cutter
(32.9%) ,
Slider
(10.2%) ,
Curveball
(7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2016 23.1 23.1 30.8 23.1 23.1 46.2 30.8 0.0 23.1 38.5 23.1 7.7 7.7 5.6
2018 28.5 37.2 21.1 13.2 34.7 33.5 31.8 2.5 21.5 38.8 17.4 8.3 10.7 8.0
2019 31.9 28.2 28.2 11.6 37.0 34.2 28.8 2.0 26.0 36.4 23.2 4.5 7.6 5.8
2020 28.0 29.0 29.0 14.0 35.5 38.7 25.8 3.2 19.4 40.9 24.7 3.2 7.5 6.0
2021 30.4 38.1 23.8 7.7 37.6 32.6 29.8 0.6 21.0 35.9 23.2 7.7 11.6 8.2
Player 30.1 32.7 25.5 11.7 36.1 34.3 29.6 1.9 23.0 37.5 21.7 6.1 9.3 7.0
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer BAL R 506 91.6 13.8 1.9 12 4.4 -2.4 -36
2021 Curveball BAL R 71 77.0 56.8 -0.2 0 11.4 2.5 28
2021 Slider BAL R 103 83.1 35.1 -3.5 -9 4.8 -1.1 -19
2021 Cutter BAL R 334 87.7 25.4 2.5 9 2.9 0.2 6
2020 4-Seamer CLE R 224 91.0 15.1 1.3 8 4.1 -2.4 -37
2020 Slider CLE R 12 81.1 41.4 0.1 0 7.6 0.6 9
2020 Cutter CLE R 136 86.7 27.7 0.9 3 3.7 0.9 33
2020 Curveball CLE R 54 76.9 56.6 -0.6 -1 11.3 1.8 19
2020 Changeup CLE R 20 84.4 26.7 -3.5 -12 9.0 -4.0 -31
2019 Changeup CLE R 201 84.1 26.6 -4.3 -14 8.4 -4.8 -36
2019 Cutter CLE R 430 85.9 29.7 0.5 2 4.2 1.7 70
2019 Slider CLE R 8 80.0 42.8 -1.0 -2 10.0 2.0 24
2019 4-Seamer CLE R 967 91.1 14.8 2.1 13 4.2 -2.6 -39
2019 Curveball CLE R 188 77.3 54.6 -2.7 -5 10.2 0.6 7
2018 4-Seamer CLE R 756 91.0 14.3 2.8 17 4.2 -2.8 -40
2018 Curveball CLE R 123 75.4 61.9 0.6 1 9.5 0.1 1
2018 Changeup CLE R 124 84.4 25.9 -5.4 -17 6.8 -6.5 -49
2018 Slider CLE R 263 81.8 36.7 -4.9 -12 5.4 -0.9 -14
2016 Curveball CLE R 10 77.0 54.1 -1.9 -3 10.4 0.7 8
2016 4-Seamer CLE R 50 91.5 11.3 3.7 25 3.2 -3.9 -55
2016 Changeup CLE R 5 83.4 20.5 -9.2 -31 5.8 -6.7 -54
2016 Slider CLE R 14 83.5 33.4 -3.0 -8 6.2 0.2 3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 4 506 49.9 116 .296 .561 .400 22.1 15.5 15.0 .286 .541 .389 39.8
2021 Cutter 3.1 10 334 32.9 95 .306 .753 .465 25.2 16.8 20.8 .280 .591 .399 40.6
2021 Slider 4.2 4 103 10.2 28 .333 .583 .384 28.3 17.9 13.5 .339 .590 .387 38.1
2021 Curveball -1.3 -1 71 7.0 15 .154 .154 .213 35.0 33.3 18.5 .144 .232 .231 37.5
2020 4-Seamer 0.2 1 224 50.2 66 .250 .433 .308 25.8 10.6 8.5 .272 .419 .326 35.2
2020 Cutter -0.4 -1 136 30.5 31 .321 .464 .376 25.8 19.4 16.2 .267 .467 .347 27.3
2020 Curveball 6.6 4 54 12.1 13 .385 .923 .542 13.6 15.4 18.2 .317 .792 .460 36.4
2020 Changeup 0.6 0 20 4.5 3 .333 .667 .417 10.0 0.0 0.0 .233 .276 .225 33.3
2020 Slider -1.5 0 12 2.7 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .090 .223 .129 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 4 967 53.9 235 .286 .530 .364 16.3 18.3 12.9 .276 .532 .358 40.3
2019 Cutter -0.9 -4 430 24.0 117 .252 .441 .316 25.2 17.9 16.0 .288 .408 .316 28.9
2019 Changeup 3.0 6 201 11.2 60 .291 .527 .407 14.6 8.3 13.2 .273 .468 .342 28.0
2019 Curveball -0.5 -1 188 10.5 48 .191 .362 .244 22.9 18.8 17.6 .165 .276 .195 13.2
2019 Slider 2.4 0 8 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 5 756 59.6 205 .267 .567 .382 16.1 17.6 15.7 .261 .556 .374 45.7
2018 Slider -1.1 -3 263 20.7 74 .208 .389 .255 25.5 23.0 19.1 .197 .334 .232 23.2
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 124 9.8 31 .269 .500 .375 13.8 12.9 13.3 .271 .476 .367 34.8
2018 Curveball 4.3 5 123 9.7 15 .429 1.357 .677 28.2 20.0 8.1 .218 .469 .276 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 19 84.3 99 14.3 1:45 1:30 15
2020 Curveball 53 76.9 72 17.6 7:30 7:30 0
2020 Cutter 135 86.7 57 8.5 12:00 11:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 223 91.0 93 17.8 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 12 81.1 40 8.4 9:15 8:30 45
2021 Curveball 71 77.0 70 17.8 7:30 7:30 0
2021 Cutter 329 87.7 62 10.0 12:00 11:15 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 503 91.6 95 18.8 12:30 12:30 0
2021 Slider 102 83.1 39 6.7 10:30 10:00 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 325 1,266 2 -5 7 4 8
2019 460 1,794 2 -16 12 8 6
2020 116 446 7 -9 4 1 3
2021 254 1,014 12 -6 7 5 18
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2016 79 49.4 74.4 93.1 15.0 83.3 48.1 44.4 44.3 8.6 8.9 85.7
2018 1,268 49.9 72.3 84.5 30.0 70.5 44.5 61.3 51.1 19.0 6.7 85.9
2019 1,794 47.8 71.6 87.3 29.2 67.0 43.6 64.9 49.4 18.8 6.6 78.8
2020 446 49.8 77.5 80.8 28.6 65.6 43.7 59.5 52.9 23.3 5.2 73.9
2021 1,014 42.9 75.4 79.9 26.8 66.5 40.7 52.0 47.6 24.2 7.2 83.6
Player 4,601 47.5 73.2 84.4 28.5 67.9 43.3 60.3 49.8 20.3 6.7 81.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 18 42 3 1 63 27 1 32 25 24 69 8 74 26 56 93 20
2019 32 21 22 24 52 28 37 65 79 11 87 7 51 9 65 92 29
2020 28 22 19 25 46 38 44 43 71 2 81 27 59 11 68 93 36
2021 1 9 1 1 6 40 5 5 38 11 21 36 37 13 65 93 32
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.8 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 100.0
2018 22.3 21 21.2 0 7 16 10 47.6
2019 22.3 22 17.4 5 11 7 11 50.0
2020 24.2 5 5.0 0 3 3 2 40.0
2021 24.6 17 17.7 -1 2 9 12 70.6
Player 23.1 66 62.3 4 23 35 36 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2018 21 28 17 20 22 20 25 22 18 13 20 25 25 19 21 26 22 22 22 24 24 19 27 22 16 14 20 21 26 20 16
2019 22 22 12 19 18 18 18 20 18 12 16 20 24 15 18 14 17 17 17 18 19 17 23 19 14 14 15 17 21 16 14
2020 5 6 6 7 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 8 4 3 4 5 5 5 5 4
2021 17 20 17 18 19 15 20 18 13 14 16 20 17 15 18 20 16 15 19 19 18 17 23 20 17 15 19 20 18 17 18
Player 66 77 53 65 65 59 69 66 55 44 58 72 71 54 63 66 60 60 64 67 67 59 82 66 51 48 60 64 71 59 53
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 91.0 89.5 -1.5 89.4 -0.1 90.1 0.7
Offspeed Velocity 84.4 84.1 -0.3 84.4 0.3 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 79.8 77.4 -2.4 77.7 0.3 80.6 2.9
Exit Velocity 88.9 88.1 -0.8 88.7 0.6 91.3 2.6
Launch Angle 23.3 19.9 -3.4 22.4 2.5 23.2 0.8
Barrel % 10.7 7.6 -3.1 7.5 -0.1 11.6 4.1
Hard Hit % 38.4 32.8 -5.6 33.3 0.5 39.8 6.5
Sweet Spot % 36.4 37.0 0.6 35.5 -1.5 38.7 3.2
xBA .245 .266 0.021 .270 0.004 .281 0.011
BA .261 .267 0.006 .280 0.013 .295 0.015
xwOBA .336 .328 -0.008 .340 0.012 .383 0.043
wOBA .364 .333 -0.031 .352 0.019 .408 0.056
xSLG .491 .464 -0.027 .468 0.004 .547 0.079
SLG .555 .488 -0.067 .495 0.007 .614 0.119
K% 18.4 16.9 -1.5 12.9 -4.0 17.3 4.4
BB% 7.1 5.6 -1.5 6.0 0.4 10.6 4.6
Swing % 51.1 49.4 -1.7 52.9 3.5 47.6 -5.3
Whiff% 19.0 18.8 -0.2 23.3 4.5 24.2 0.9
In Zone % 49.9 47.8 -2.1 49.8 2.0 42.9 -6.9
Out of Zone % 50.1 52.2 2.1 50.2 -2.0 57.1 6.9
Out of Zone Swing % 30.0 29.2 -0.8 28.6 -0.6 26.8 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 31.0 -2.4 33.6 2.6 30.7 -2.9
First Pitch Strike % 61.3 64.9 3.6 59.5 -5.4 52.0 -7.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 18 .404 12 0 0.0 6 1 16.7
2018 325 .364 167 3 1.8 158 34 21.5
2019 460 .333 231 12 5.2 229 70 30.6
2020 116 .352 65 4 6.2 51 29 56.9
2021 253 .408 162 12 7.4 91 49 53.8

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2016 17 17.7 35.3% 5.9% 21 23.2 4.8% 4.8%
2018 402 16.4 28.4% 0.2% 145 22.2 0.0% 4.1%
2019 555 15.5 39.6% 0.0% 271 22.6 0.0% 8.1%
2020 116 16.8 24.1% 0.0% 79 22.4 0.0% 7.6%
2021 288 18.0 7.6% 0.3% 176 22.9 0.0% 6.8%
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Pitch Distribution